Thursday, 7 July 2016

CAMBODIA

Cambodia , officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia (Khmerព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា, Preăh Réachéanachâk Kâmpŭchéa,) and once known as the Khmer Empire, is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. Its total landmass is 181,035 square kilometres (69,898 sq mi), bordered by Thailand to the northwest,Laos to the northeast, Vietnam to the east, and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest. The "Kingdom of Cambodia" is the official English name of the country. The English "Cambodia" is an anglicization of the French "Cambodge", which in turn is the French transliteration of the Khmer Kampuchea. Kampuchea is the shortened alternative to the country's official name in Khmer, Preah Reacheanachak Kampuchea(Khmer: ព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា). The Khmer endonym Kampuchea derives from the Sanskrit name Kambujadeśa (कम्बोजदेश), composed of देश, desa ("land of" or "country of") and कम्बोज, Kambujas, which alludes to the foundation myths of the first ancient Khmer kingdom.


Cambodia, a rare country for philatelists, especially for cover collectors. These two beautiful covers sent by my good friend Nou Chan from Capital city, Pnom Penh. The covers posted on June 20, 2016 and I received on June 30, 2016. Thank You very much for the beautiful stamps and perfect covers.

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